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WCHOF Displays New Exhibits by World-Renowned Artists

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February 22, 2012, Saint Louis, MO -- The World Chess Hall of Fame will open its doors on two new exhibits starting March 9, 2012. Bobby Fischer: Icon Among Icons, Photographs by Harry Benson CBE and Marcel Dzama: The End Game. Both explore the game of chess and its role in society from dramatically different angles.

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Nakamura seeks third U.S. Championship title in Saint Louis

Fields set for 2012 U.S. Championship and 2012 U.S. Women’s Championship

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Lindenwood Launches World-Class Collegiate Chess Program

University Offering Chess Scholarships, Forming Team for Competition



SAINT LOUIS, January 31, 2012--Lindenwood University is putting out a call for some of the finest young chess players in America and abroad. And the university is willing to provide scholarship money to build the nation’s top collegiate chess program.

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Sinquefields honored at Mo. Sports HOF induction

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Chess Club founders Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield were each recognized and honored Sunday night at the 2012 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Mo.

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January Knights Recap


Rodney Vaughn started the New Year with a successful tournament that clinched a spot in the 2012 Knights Championship. In 2011, it took Rodney nine attempts to qualify.

Rodney's 4-0 performance netted him a $50 Gift Certificate to the Chess Club. Never resting on his laurels, he plans on putting it toward lessons with Resident Grandmaster Ben Finegold.

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Waldo Odak Open Recap


By Alex Marler 

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Kasparov vs. Sinquefield in simul exhibition

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Club Founder Rex Sinquefield attended a fundraiser for the Kasparov Chess Foundation in New York last week, and had the opportunity to take on former World Champion Garry Kasparov in a simul.

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